I had never been to Red Rock Canyon before and thought early spring would be much more comfortable than the blazing hot parts of the year. Well it snowed on me! And I’m glad it did.
These images were taken within the park boundaries of the 13 mile scenic loop (fee area). This area had more of the desirable scenery seen from the road, but technically Red Rock Canyon is a broader area that also encompasses all of Blue Diamond Road (Highway 159) and the areas of Calico Basin, Spring Mountain Ranch, and the community of Blue Diamond. There are a lot of hiking trails and I imagine there is some beautiful scenery out in the canyons and ridges beyond the road. All of this is an easy 15-20 mile drive outside of Las Vegas and a nice way to escape the neon glitter of the city.
I was really pleased with some of the images taken today. It really pays to go out in inclement weather and capture the drama in nature.
Full gallery of photos here: Red Rock Canyon Gallery
I enjoyed the visit and scenery of Red Rock Canyon, but if you did not have time to visit both Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire, I would first choose Valley of Fire as a “must see” place. More on that shortly in another post.